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Friday 26 May 2017

Froome reports hit and run in southern France

Chris Froome's bike
Chris Froome's bike

Chris Froome has reported an apparent hit-and-run incident to police after saying he was deliberately knocked off his bike while training in southern France yesterday.

The three-time Tour de France winner posted a picture of his broken bike on Twitter but said he was not hurt in the incident.

The Team Sky rider wrote: "Just got rammed on purpose by an impatient driver who followed me onto the pavement! Thankfully I'm okay okay. Bike totaled. Driver kept going!"

The picture was geotagged from Beausoleil in France, close to Froome's home in Monaco. His Pinarello Dogma F10 bike appeared to be damaged beyond repair.

Team Sky said the 31-year-old had returned home to get a spare bike and had continued his training after the incident. It is understood Froome later went to a local police station.

Meanwhile, Jan Polanc claimed a solo win on Mount Etna on stage four of the Giro d'Italia as Bob Jungels took the race leader's pink jersey.

Britain's Geraint Thomas finished third on the 181-kilometres route from Cefalu on Sicily to move second overall, six seconds behind Luxembourg's Jungels.

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